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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #315 on: August 13, 2017, 04:14:16 pm »
So, i still haven't solved my keyboard problem yet but i have been working... :wacko:



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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #316 on: August 14, 2017, 01:52:50 am »
Nice! Looking like a plane there.  ;D

And is it just ME or are these a touch hard to find for a decent price? I've been looking around and not finding much going on for a price I can live with.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #317 on: August 14, 2017, 05:37:51 am »
 :thumbsup: This is the Italeri kit but i think you're better off buying the Academy kit, its better and around the same price, if not cheaper.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #318 on: August 14, 2017, 05:46:16 am »
:thumbsup: This is the Italeri kit but i think you're better off buying the Academy kit, its better and around the same price, if not cheaper.

Ah yes, great tip! I'll bear that in mind. I don't need no sky-turds on my hands.    :thumbsup:

I'm actually getting a little stoked to find one. Then I'd have it and a Raptor then I just need to find a Black Widow (II) then I'll have me a modern set going on.


EDIT: I wonder what the Tamiya one is like. . . . .    :unsure:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #319 on: August 14, 2017, 06:55:41 am »
I've always found Tamiya kits to be a good balance between accuracy & ease of build, except the armour kits that are designed to be motorised but even they, if precise dimensions aren't your thing/necessary, generally look the part.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #320 on: August 14, 2017, 10:02:52 am »
Italeri's is not that bad, just a bit less refined than Academy's kit. Tamiya only had the Italeri mold of the prototype X-35, also have it in my stash. ;) Then the Academy kit, the Orange models' 1/72 and Kittyhawk's 1/48 F-35C and one more of these more recent Italeri kits. ;D
This is the old X-35 kit: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/104892-italeri-1209-lockeed-x-35-jsf
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #321 on: August 14, 2017, 10:32:14 am »

This is the old X-35 kit: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/104892-italeri-1209-lockeed-x-35-jsf
Reviews further down the page.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #322 on: August 14, 2017, 10:50:19 pm »

EDIT: I wonder what the Tamiya one is like. . . . .    :unsure:

Point to be aware of mate. In Japan Tamiya rebox a lot of Italeri stuff. Apologies if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #323 on: August 15, 2017, 06:40:09 am »
I think I'll stick with the Academy then!! Can't go wrong there and they aren't too expensive, either.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #324 on: August 15, 2017, 09:02:39 am »
One thing i don't understand is why the Hasegawa kit is so expensive, it does have the best surface detail and decals for the RAM tape, and also a very nice stand but has no weapons bays or external weapons/pylons.
Maybe a temporary mold to wait for feedback on the panel lines/RAM issue? Their 1/48 F-22 got a lot of bad reviews for having raised detail... :unsure:
Well, all this talk about modern jets has really got me into "Stealth" mode so i dug up this baby out of the stash... :wacko:



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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #325 on: August 15, 2017, 09:08:25 am »
Yeah!!   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #326 on: August 15, 2017, 01:38:58 pm »
Got some work done...





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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #327 on: August 15, 2017, 03:51:50 pm »
Another detail done, after this section is done, the rest of the build should be pretty easy.



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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #328 on: August 16, 2017, 02:20:27 am »
One thing i don't understand is why the Hasegawa kit is so expensive...

Because theirs all are.  Even the ones using ancient ill fitting moulds like the Dart & Dagger.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #329 on: August 16, 2017, 03:15:18 am »

One thing i don't understand is why the Hasegawa kit is so expensive...


Because they're greedy.
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